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MORNING AND EVENING MINYANS (Call synagogue to confirm time.)

Chabad of South Orlando—Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. and 10 minutes before sunset; Saturday, 9:30 a.m .; Sunday, 8:15 a.m., 407-354-3660.

Congregation Ahavas Yisrael—Monday - Friday, 7:30 a.m .; Saturday, 9:30 a.m .; Sunday, 9 a.m., 407-644-2500.

Congregation Chabad Lubavitch of Greater Daytona—Monday, 8 a.m .; Thursday, 8 a.m., 904-672-9300.

Congregation Ohev Shalom—Sunday, 9 a.m., 407-298-4650.

GOBOR Community Minyan at Jewish Academy of Orlando—Monday – Friday, 7:45 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.

Temple Israel—Sunday, 9 a.m., 407-647-3055.


Light Shabbat candles at 7:51 p.m.

Ahavas Yisrael—Kabbalat, 30 minutes before sundown

Lecture series—The Interfaith Council of Central Florida presents a series of lectures on various religious beliefs the first and third Friday of the month, from 1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m. at Brookdale Retirement Community. No charge.


J.O.IN. Orlando—Hosts an interactive discussion titled: The Joy of Jewish Holidays” at 8 a.m. Shacharis at Orlando Torah Center, 8591 Banyan Blvd., Orlando. Breakfast included.

Temple Israel—Adult education committee presents “Jews in American History: The European Wave,” a lecture by Murray Toborowsky. Refreshments served 4 p.m.-4:30 p.m. and lecture is from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Open to the community and is free of charge.

JFS Orlando—Spring Brunch honoring Madeline Wolly with the George Wolly Community Leadership Award at Heathrow Country Club, 1200 Bridgewater Dr., Heathrow. 11 a.m. Tickets: $175

Zionistas—Host guest speaker Pastor Blake Lorenz of Encounter Church, a strong supporter of Israel. Program begins at 2 p.m., 6208 S. Orange Ave., Suite 108. Free and open to the public.


Israeli Folk Dancing—7-7:30 p.m. beginners, 7:30-8:15 p.m. instruction, 8:15-10 p.m., requests. Cost: Free for JCC members, $5 nonmembers. Info: 407-645-5933.

Dinner, Daber and Dvar—Congregation Ohev Shalom offers a Jewish educational opportunity for eighth-12th graders, regardless of synagogue membership. Beginning at 5:45 p.m., enjoy pizza and conversational Hebrew. At 7 p.m. partake in “The Amazing History of the Jews,” which traces Jewish history from creation to present day. Each week is a different time in history. Participants may register for the semester or drop in and pay as they go each week. Info: 407-298-4650.


Poker League— 7 p.m.-10 p.m. at JCC’s Jack & Lee Rosen Campus, a weekly night of old-fashioned poker fun. You could win a $200-$300 Visa gift card, retail and restaurant gift certificates, theme park passes or hotel/golf packages. Cost: $60 ($50 JCC members). Info: Eric at ericl@orlandojcc.org or 407-387-5330.

Rohr Jewish Learning Institute—Exploring the origins of Judaism in “Judaism Decoded: The Origins and Evolution of Jewish Tradition.” Third class of six-week course led by Rabbi Yosef Konikov at the new Chabad Center for Jewish Life, 7347 W. Sand Lake Rd., Orlando, 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Interested students call Chabad of South Orlando, 407-354-3660.

Jewish Business Network—Web marketing specialist Jane Edelstein will present “Seven Off-the-Wall tips for better business meetings. Open to all business and professional persons in the Jewish community. Held at Brown’s New York Deli, 156 Lake Ave., Maitland. 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m. $10 registration includes hors d’ouevres. RSVP http://bit.It/JBN2015 or email mwest@jfgo.org


JFS Orlando— Free interactive workshop series on eating, called Eat Healthy on a Budget. 7 p.m. at the Publix Winter Park Village, 440 North Orlando Ave. RSVP to Amanda.benedit@jfsorlando.org


Rohr Jewish Learning Institute—Exploring the origins of Judaism in “Judaism Decoded: The Origins and Evolution of Jewish Tradition.” Second class of six-week course led by Rabbi Yanky Majesky at Oakmonte Village, 1021 Royal Gardens Circle, Lake Mary, 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Interested students call Chabad of North Orlando, 407-878-3011.


Light Shabbat candles at 7:55 p.m.

Ahavas Yisrael—Kabbalat, 30 minutes before sundown

Temple L’Chayim—Kick off Memorial Day Weekend with a special community memorial service to honor soldiers, families and victims of national and international war efforts. Free and open to the public. 7:15 p.m.-9 p.m. at Clermont City Center, 620 West Montrose St., Clermont.


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